today i learned – tues 10th oct 2017

it’s an amazing day everyone! 😬 it’s star wars trailer day!! (it was possibly star wars trailer day yesterday … but i was in wales πŸ™ƒ)

in honour of the best day ever … here’s a star wars fact that blew my mind! 🀯 (i don’t know if you’ll be able to see that emoji) also … the trailer is down there ⬇️ so read on!

#tdil our little friend yoda was nearly played by a monkey! 🐡 Continue reading “today i learned – tues 10th oct 2017”

today i learned – sun 6th aug 2017

i’ll be honest, i’ve another sunday headache 😭 (which is a legit thing) so don’t expect anything too profound 😂

anyway, i’ve just finished watching interstellar again 😍 (literally the best film ever 🚀) and thought that i’d write about that today! 👍🏻

#tdil that the wormhole and black hole depicted in the film took both a really long time to create and required brand new tech 😳 Continue reading “today i learned – sun 6th aug 2017”

today i learned – mon 10th july 2017

we’re heading into the world of movie trivia today πŸ™‚ … that, of course, means that today’s fact will be largely useless but interesting all the same πŸ˜‚

the film in question is a pretty darn good one (in my opinion at least) – it’s hot fuzz 😎 you know, that epic police film with mad laughs πŸ‘πŸ»

#tdil that the somerfield that features in hot fuzz is the exact store that used to employ the film’s director – edgar wright. (i also learned a couple of other things … mainly to flesh this post out a bit πŸ˜‚) Continue reading “today i learned – mon 10th july 2017”

today i learned – fri 16th june 2017

due to an incredible need for sleep … we’re going to get straight into it today 😎 (i seem to say that quite a lot on this blog πŸ˜…)

anyway, if you’ve ever edited a video in a program like imovie before, then this little fact may just tickle your fancy 😏.

#tdil who ken burns is and why there’s a video effect named after him! πŸŽ₯ Continue reading “today i learned – fri 16th june 2017”

today i learned – sat 20th may 2017

i’m currently in the middle of an independence day marathon πŸ€“ thought it was about time to watch the second but couldn’t remember all of the details about the first one … so, you know πŸ˜…

anyway, this little alien based film marathon caused me to do some research into facts about independence day (the film … not the actual day – there aren’t any aliens involved with that πŸ™ƒ). 

#tdil that the independence day film lost all military backing due to its references (well, fairly large focus) of area 51. Continue reading “today i learned – sat 20th may 2017”

today i learned – weds 3rd may 2017

like most children, i was obsessed with dinosaurs when i was but a wee boy πŸ‰ like, literally obsessed … to the point that i would often run around pretending to be a dinosaur (embarrassing my parents massively πŸ‘πŸ») 

the jurrasic park trilogy definitely didn’t help matters when i was finally allowed to watch them! that said, i think the most recent film – jurrasic world – proved that we all love a good dinosaur film 😏

don’t take everything you see in the films as gospel though 😳 #tdil that a lot of the facts from the original jurrasic park film were actually made up 😱 Continue reading “today i learned – weds 3rd may 2017”

today i learned – sun 26th mar 2017

you could say that i’m slightly toeing a line with today’s lesson. despite only having two hours sleep and waking up at 4am for the f1 (a phone based hour forward cock up made for my phone going forwards two hours 😭 subsequently making for much less sleep than intended) i’ve not really learned anything today #awks.

however, last night we did all watch a beautiful mind. how is that relevant? well, at just after midnight, i happened to google the film and learned all sorts of facts about the real life events that go along with the film. as any minute ‘after midnight’ is technically today, i’m totally counting it as the thing i learned today 😏 (even if i did go to bed just afterwards and it feels like cheating).

anyway, #tdil that the fantastic film ‘a beautiful mind’ isn’t actually a million miles away from reality. if i’m honest, i’m actually super happy about that fact … i really don’t like it when ‘based on real life events’ actually means “the main character in real life also had a blue fiesta once but nothing else we filmed has anything to do with real life” πŸ˜’. Continue reading “today i learned – sun 26th mar 2017”